Russia's SFT Group commissions Andritz to rebuild, modernize idled kraft paper machine from UPM's Kymi, Finland, mill; PM to be relocated to mill in the Tver region, Russia, produce 215,000 tonnes/year of fluting, testliner

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Nov 15, 2011 – Andritz

GRAZ, Austria , November 15, 2011 (press release) – International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order by SFT Group, a rapidly growing packaging producer in Russia, to rebuild and modernize a mothballed kraft paper machine after dismantling it at UPM’s Kymi mill in Finland and relocating it to SFT’s Kamenskaya mill in the Tver region, Russia. The rebuilt and modernized board machine for the production of fluting and testliner will have a capacity of 215,000 t/a (design speed 1,050 m/min, trim width 4,600 mm). As part of the rebuild, ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER will deliver various machine components such as a PrimePress X press section, PrimeDry drying cylinders, and modifications to the wire and reel sections. Start-up is scheduled for October 2012.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER will also deliver a recycled fiberline, a paper machine approach system, and a broke handling line to SFT Group. The recycled fiberline will process 800 t/d of 20% mixed waste paper and 80% OCC (Old Corrugated Container) from Russia. The approach system will include a three-stage headbox screening system, a save-all disc filter, and under-machine pulpers. The scope of supply also comprises various process pumps and agitators for stock preparation, and the automation systems (process control and quality control).

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